Five People Wounded In Thursday Shootings

(STMW) — At least five people were wounded in shootings across Chicago Thursday.

The most recent shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. when a man was shot in the 700 block of West 50th Place, police said. The 21-year-old man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition.

Earlier, a 28-year-old man was shot in the back about 4:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Springfield Avenue, police said. He was taken in serious condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

About 1:40 p.m., two people were shot in the 7100 block of South Artesian Avenue, police said. A male was shot in the leg and a female suffered a graze wound to the foot. Both were taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital.

About 9:45 a.m., a 62-year-old man was shot at North Ashland Avenue and West Warren Boulevard when he heard shots and hit the ground for cover, police said. He suffered a graze wound to the head and was taken to Rush University Medical Center in good condition.

No one is in custody as detectives investigate the shootings.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


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